Lately I’ve been starting many projects. These include the Winter Stars project, the heart bellpull and two CyberPointers projects, the Stitchalong and the President’s Challenge.
And then there is my personal challenges:
- to use up at least one thread on every project (I’ve only missed two so far and those were Twinchies).
- to stitch projects using only threads from my stash.
Every time I start a project I go through the thread stash and this has gotten me thinking about threads. As I look I remember other projects using that thread and think about why I like it.
But I’d love to hear from you. What’s your favorite thread? Why? Is it the colors, the fiber, the texture, or the projects you have made that makes it your favorite?
My favorite thread is JL Walsh silk/wool. I first discovered it at an EGA meeting about threads more than 25 years ago. I loved the soft texture and the beautiful hand-dyed texture.
Since then I have used it often for many projects. It makes a great background thread. Unplied, it’s perfect for 13 or 14 mesh, but you can ply it down so it’s lovely on 18.
Leave a comment and let me know your favorite. All people commenting before Feb 20 will get a complementary design from me.